I live in an area that is prone to drought. There have been many times that water has been rationed. Watering your garden or washing your car was strictly prohibited. Any use of water other than for hygiene and consumption was prohibited as well, and those households found over-using water were fined. Water is also a public service in most areas. It is not free and every month you pay a water bill for your consumption. What if I told you there was an easy way to cut down your water bill and ... Continue Reading
Learn the benefits of using a rain barrel during a drought or to conserve water.
5 easy ways to save energy on Earth Day and every day.
I know thinking green can be intimidating, but there are simple things we can do to help save our planet, one drip, watt, or gallon of water at a time. Here are a few easy ways to do just that, as well as save money on our energy and utility bills this Earth Day and everyday. Beauty Unplugged According to actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr., every time we use our curling iron it’s like leaving on a light bulb for a week. So I guess the first bit of advice is to take a day off and let ... Continue Reading
High holidays are upon us. Here are a few tips and tricks to help save you time, money, and your mani when dealing with preps and clean-ups.
With Passover (April 6 & 7th) and Easter (April 8th) just around the corner, so are egg hunts, Seder dinners, and holiday entertaining. Here are a few tips and tricks to help save you time, money, and your mani when dealing with holiday preps and clean-ups. Easter Egg Dye: Lemon-Aid You've dyed the eggs, but what about your hands? If you find your skin is now a nice violet color, don't despair - it's not that difficult to remove. Place sugar in a small bowl and scrub/massage it all over ... Continue Reading
Borax is a green, natural alternative for everyday cleaning tasks.
I recently talked about the green momma’s best friend, baking soda. However, there is another friend that every green momma should have around as well, borax. When I mention borax many people just stare at me blankly and say something along the lines of “Isn’t that some sort of chemical?” The answer is no. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. So what can we do with this mineral? Laundry Borax is perfect for families with hard ... Continue Reading